The Make One Left Increase (M1L) is the complement to the Make One Right Increase (M1R). It is used to add stitches to your knitting and can be used any time a pattern calls for a Make One (M1) Increase. It is a mostly invisible increase that is clean and tight. This particular increase creates a right leaning stitch.
- Step 1: Take your main needle and going from in front, insert it under the strand between your two stitches, and lift up.
- Step 2: With your working needle, insert your tip into the back loop of the newly formed stitch, and knit it off the needle.
- Step 3: Knit the next stitch off your main needle.